QPIRG is hiring a Summer Translation (English to French) Coordinator

We are currently seeking applications for the position of Summer Translation (English to French) Coordinator. This is a grant-based contract position for full-time students (any campus). Please see eligibility requirements below.
The Summer Translation Coordinator will work alongside the staff and volunteers at the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia University. This position will concentrate on translating QPIRG’s core documents, publicity and outreach materials, and parts of the website into French.
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches. Info: www.qpirgconcordia.org
Translating core documents such as policies, translating and updating outreach and publicity materials, translating (and/or updating the translation) of parts of the main QPIRG website as well as other websites that QPIRG hosts.
– Experience doing English to French translation
– Ability to work independently and with groups
– Ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds
– Proven organizational and time management skills
– Access to a computer and Internet access outside of QPIRG’s office
– Ability to take initiative and work independently
– Creative problem-solving skills
– Knowledge of the local social justice milieu
– Commitment to social justice and to QPIRG’s mandate to counter discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, religion, colour, dis/ability, size, and class
– Experience doing translation for social justice and community groups
– Experience with and working knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Photoshop
– Volunteering experience and/or working within a volunteer organization
– Knowledge of other languages, including sign languages
– Work with QPIRG staff and volunteers to identify translation needs regarding QPIRG print and electronic materials.
– Translate a variety of QPIRG’s materials, including policies, publicity materials, and website materials
– Submit a final report detailing work completed on to the board of directors at the end of the contract
Please note that this job is open to any student in high school, university, CEGEP, or in a vocational or technical program anywhere in Canada who meet the following eligibility requirements:
– Have been registered as a full-time student (in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program) in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
– Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
– Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
QPIRG Concordia recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply.  We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to QPIRG Concordia in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity. A full copy of the employment equity policy is available upon request.
THURSDAY, June 14, 2012 before 5pm.
7 week contract, beginning on June 25, 2012 (for full salary and hours details contact the hiring committee at the address below)
Please send a CV, cover letter and a clear indication of your eligibility to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org with “Summer Translation Coordinator” in the subject line;
you can drop off the same information at our office during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 12-6pm, at 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204).
*** Additionally, applicants for the Summer Translation Coordinator position must submit a sample of relevant translation work (French translation with English original text), as well as provide two references. ***
NOTE: This position will be selected on the basis of the cover letter, CV, eligibility, translation sample, as well as references.
You can contact QPIRG-Concordia at (514) 848-7585, email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org or visit us at 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #204. For more information about QPIRG Concordia, visit www.qpirgconcordia.org.

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